I am happy to say that Ozzy is still fucking awesome! He opened his one-hour set with an energized version of “I Don’t Know,” and he looked fit and happy, and his vocals sounded great. He played a few Sabbath classics like “War Pigs” and “Paranoid” and a bunch of his solo favorites. He hosed the crowd down several times with foam fire retardant. I got nailed, and I was a good 20 yards away. I saw one dude perched in a tree yell to his friend who was standing next to me that this show was his personal rock and roll moment, just as Ozzy nailed him square in the face with the foam like he was an anarchist at a WTO rally.
September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments
September 1st, 2009 · No Comments
Just in from MSO—ex-Earth frontman Ozzy Osbourne will be honored at a special ceremony when the Sunset Strip Music Festival starts on Sept. 10 and will perform the festival’s closing set on Sept. 12. It will be the first time Ozzy has performed on Sunset since Black Sabbath and his first-ever appearance solo. Tickets are [...]
August 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment
It’s clear to see that a modern Night Flight has the potential to be greater than ever before. Show pioneer Stuart Shapiro was met with a standing ovation as the titles rolled before announcing an upcoming monthly residency at the Cinefamily along with a New Wave Theatre Night sometime soon. Needless to say but with great relief, Night Flight is officially reborn!
August 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
For one night only, Stuart Shapiro, the captain behind Night Flight—the late-night rock ‘n’ roll/trash film/and beyond! program that was the beating heart of cable television during the eighties—is taking over Cinefamily. He speaks here with Nolan Knight on how Otis Redding and the Circle Jerks helped launch television into another galaxy.
June 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments
The Sonics weren’t pioneers so much as cavemen—the first humans to discover tools, fire and the absolute rudiments of chemistry. Their original ‘60s songs still sound wild and feral today, and their debut Here Are The Sonics! devours most of the million punk rock records that timidly followed it. This will be their first Los Angeles-area show ever. This interview by Dan Collins.